RIDE THE ROCK

JUNE 5, 2022
CASTLE ROCK, CO

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RELIVE YOUR RIDES AND RELISH IN THE MEMORIES
AT THE ROCK

As the proverb goes “All good things must come to an end”. Elephant Rock has had a tremendous “ride” dating back 35 years; one of the state’s longest standing cycling traditions. When the ride first began, Castle Rock was a little country town of 10,000 residents, today it’s a bustling bedroom community with over 80,000 residents and growing.

Elephant Rock has always pride itself in offering an excellent ride only to be matched by it’s post-ride festivities.  We are committed to that same experience for our final swan song as we bid farewell to the ride where so many friendships have been forged and memories created. 

This year we will have three road courses (45, 62 and 100 miles), and one great family ride (12 miles). It all goes down June 5 in Castle Rock, Colorado, with all rides starting and finishing at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

And the rides are only half the party! The Colorado Bike Expo on June 5 will feature scores of cool exhibitors, demos, live music, food and more.

UPDATES FOR 2022

  • You heard it right, this will be the last Elephant Rock, get your buddies together for one last time to Ride the Rock!
  • Back to the old routes for the Century and Metric-Century.  The i-25 Gap Project is finished and we will ride the most beaufful stretch of road on the Front Range on Highway 105 and the historic climb up Tomah Rd.
  • T-shirt and Lunch are included
  • Great support and live music at the finish

A RIDE FOR EVERYONE

We have not one, not two, but FOUR courses. Check out the 100-mile, 62-mile, 45-mile, or our Family Fun Ride!

CAMPING & HOTELS

Make it a weekend in Castle Rock! You can camp at the Fairgrounds, with showers available. Costs are $30 per RV and $15 per tent. Need a hotel? Castle Rock has plenty of options.

THE COURSES

Our scenic and quiet routes connect the country roads through the horse properties east of Franktown to the rolling hills of the Black Forest. It’s a perfect early season ride, with beautiful and engaging miles that have some rollers but no mountain passes.

THE WEEKEND

Whether you are riding or just watching the fun, come explore the active expo area where you’ll learn more about the sport of cycling.  You will have a rockin good time as we go out with a bang!

THE EXPERIENCE

The Elephant Rock Cycling Festival began with the cycling boom in 1988. Our objective then and now is to offer both recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to participate in a challenging, meticulously organized and well-supported ride. 

ENHANCE YOUR RIDE

WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

We want to make sure you show up to the event primed and ready to perform your best, so we’ve put together a few tips that will help you prepare for the final Elephant Rock Ride. Learn more. 

RIDER SAFETY

Most rides produced by Outside Events are conducted on open roads with vehicular traffic present. The roads have both marked and unmarked hazards. Please be careful and remember that you are only as safe as you ride. Safety tips. 

NEED A MASSAGE?

Our friends at The Sports Massage Team will be on hand Sunday working their magic on your sore muscles. Massage will be available in 15-minute increments.